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Dems accuse Bush over 9/11 speech
Herald Sun ^ | 13 September 2006 | Joanne Kenen

Posted on 09/12/2006 6:35:29 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

TOP Democrats have accused US President George W. Bush of exploiting the September 11 anniversary to boost his faltering Iraq war policy and asked TV networks to give them balancing coverage in future.

"Until now, there has been a complete absence of balance in the news coverage of national security issues," Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to the main networks as both parties jockeyed for position in the November 7 congressional elections.

"We ask that you commit your network to providing fair and equitable coverage to the viewpoints of both Republicans and Democrats," the two Democratic leaders wrote.

Democrats said Mr Bush should have tried to recapture a spirit of national unity in his televised Oval Office on Monday, but instead sought to score political points and boost his party's sagging approval ratings.

Senator Reid said Democrats had been so confident the Republican Bush would be non-partisan that they had not sought equal time on television to offer their party's response.

"Sadly, it was a missed opportunity for President Bush, who apparently was more consumed by staying the course in Iraq and playing election year politics," Senator Reid said, accusing Mr Bush of once again trying to "conflate and blur the war in Iraq with the response to 9/11".

Representative Pelosi said: "The American people deserved an opportunity to grieve and come together as a nation last night. Instead President Bush gave them partisan and inaccurate rhetoric."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dopeydems; georgewbush; pelosi; rats; traitors
No doubt the Dems are lobbying for equal time for bin Laden!!!
1 posted on 09/12/2006 6:35:31 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

I don't get it.

He's making a speech about one of the biggest events in the war -- but the democrat party hacks don't want him to talk about the war?


2 posted on 09/12/2006 6:36:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes...only democrat opinions and policies are to be shared with the public. The PRESIDENT is NOT ALLOWED to discuss his foreign policy with/to the people. (Well, when the president is a republican, then he is not allowed to speak of his policies to the people). Democrats are for censorship.


3 posted on 09/12/2006 6:37:39 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: Aussie Dasher
When that kid told Harry Reid "I want to grow up to be like you," I think Harry's hearing aid must've been off.

What he REALLy said was "I used to be like you, then I grew up."

4 posted on 09/12/2006 6:39:11 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Aussie Dasher

The article said -- "Democrats said Mr Bush should have tried to recapture a spirit of national unity in his televised Oval Office on Monday, but instead sought to score political points and boost his party's sagging approval ratings."

Apparently, to the Democrats, "national unity" means not winning the war against Islamic fascists. To them, this is the only basis for national unity -- under the sword of Islam.

Regards,
Star Traveler


5 posted on 09/12/2006 6:39:21 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Laverne

Do you know what is truly scary. There are people out there who actually believe these clowns. Last night was of President Bush's top 3 speech's of all times. It's funny when you speak the truth, these idiots get their panties in a bunch.


6 posted on 09/12/2006 6:41:13 PM PDT by DallasGOPMan
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To: Aussie Dasher
No duh. That's why they call it P-O-L-I-T-I-C-S, stupid Rats!

7 posted on 09/12/2006 6:42:11 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hey SENATOR REID, it's PRESIDENT BUSH, not "Mr. Bush". I know HE'S earned that title.


8 posted on 09/12/2006 6:45:55 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Aussie Dasher

Top RATS' brainless kneejerk reaction is always to criticize/oppose whatever Bush says/does.

Had he said nothing, they would have bitched about that.
Had he talked about anything else, they would have bitched about that.

We've got to defeat these scum come November.


9 posted on 09/12/2006 6:47:38 PM PDT by Zman516 ("Allah" is Satan, actually.)
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To: BenLurkin
I don't get it.

It's all the Dem's got. They can't mount an effective response on points. They can't offer workable alternatives. But they NEED to get back into power. So they work to create the perception that the President is a jerk by falsely accusing him of "politicizing" a national tragedy.
10 posted on 09/12/2006 6:49:11 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Aussie Dasher

" Democrats said Mr Bush should have tried to recapture a spirit of national unity in his televised Oval Office on Monday, but instead sought to score political points ..."

Am I the only one who saw Hillary all over tv on 9/11 trashing President Bush ????


11 posted on 09/12/2006 6:51:40 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Aussie Dasher

back in CLinton days it was OK to talk about anything according to them. I remeber CLinton would make a speech evrytime the Dow Jones went up a point LOL.. "this is the best economy in the last fifty years..." *biting lower lip* *looks into the camera*.. LOL


12 posted on 09/12/2006 6:53:13 PM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: Aussie Dasher

Oh yeah those Uniters in the DinocRat Party are offended. They have been dividing the Country for 30 years and act like there was anything he could say that they wouldn't attack.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


13 posted on 09/12/2006 6:55:40 PM PDT by bray (Koffi 4 Food has Failed.......Again)
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To: Cinnamon

Clinton used Columbine and the Oklahoma City bombings to push his agenda for Gun Control.


14 posted on 09/12/2006 6:58:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Aussie Dasher

Note to ABC. You brought this on yourself.

When you deal with Democrats or Terrorists, if you give in on one point, they will immediately ask for something more.

Not to say that Democrats are Terrorists, of course. Far from it. They just happen to share this once thing in common.


15 posted on 09/12/2006 7:01:33 PM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Can you imagine how the Dimms would be whining if the President had NOT mentioned the war in Iraq?

Insanity, thy name is "liberal".
16 posted on 09/12/2006 7:03:34 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Aussie Dasher

The Democrats want equal time to make the pro-terrorist case.


17 posted on 09/12/2006 7:04:44 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democrats. French, but more cowardly.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
For them, everything is about political calculation. These people are so consumed by hatred for President Bush they can't see what's in front of them. Its all about THEM. They can't stand it someone can speak intelligently to the country and they're left having to scream louder just to be heard.

(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo! )

18 posted on 09/12/2006 7:05:03 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Does either Reid or Pelosi have anything postive to say? I have yet to read anything postive from either.


19 posted on 09/12/2006 7:07:44 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Aussie Dasher

He's the President. He's supposed to set forth what the nation's policy is. He's supposed to rally the country. If it wasn't for the Democrats trying to make political capital, maybe we'd be making a lot more progress. But the Democrats would rather use this situation for their political advantage.


20 posted on 09/12/2006 7:08:12 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Aussie Dasher

To tell the truth, I'm so tired of the Dems, I don't care what they have to say.


21 posted on 09/12/2006 7:09:13 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: BenLurkin
Rule 1 of Liberalism: Facts, logic, and consistency are irrelevant.

It's all so easy when you write your taking points ahead of time. That way, you don't even have to listen to the speech.

22 posted on 09/12/2006 7:09:59 PM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

There is no way the speech could have been less political. It's not the President who is partisan, but the Democrats.


23 posted on 09/12/2006 7:17:11 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: bray

The only thing they would have held back from, would have been if the President admitted defeat, called for the pullout of all troops, resigned his entire staff and just gave the reins back to Bubba.


24 posted on 09/12/2006 7:21:00 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Until now, there has been a complete absence of balance in the news coverage of national security issues," Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to the main networks as both parties jockeyed for position in the November 7 congressional elections.

Uhhh, Harry, that's because you guys won't come up with an alternative. Nothing but "Bush is bad, Bush is bad".

Seriously, W could have said, "there will be no jello pudding pops in tonight's address" and Harry Reid would have screamed to high heaven that Bill Cosby himself gave the address.

25 posted on 09/12/2006 7:25:33 PM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20, Eze 22:26)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Fact is, President Bush could have used his address last night to read off the titles of the songs on his iPod, and the Dims and the media would have hysterically accused him of "playing politics" anyway. As they used to say, you may as well be hanged for a sheep than for a lamb.


26 posted on 09/12/2006 7:25:42 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

yeah.. earth to Dems.. he is thhe President of the United States of America! it's his job to come to the people and address them as such. he works for us!


27 posted on 09/12/2006 7:25:50 PM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: kerryusama04
Uhhh, Harry, that's because you guys won't come up with an alternative. Nothing but "Bush is bad, Bush is bad".

Harry actually ought to be grateful that the media is doing all it can to bury what the Dims have to say on national security, when they're saying such things as the world would be better off if Saddam was still in power, like Jay Rockefeller just did.

28 posted on 09/12/2006 7:31:34 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: CFC__VRWC
Point taken.

The Dems want air time but they can't win an election? Is this another form of affirmative action? Kinda' like what Horowitz is doing on college campii in reverse?

29 posted on 09/12/2006 7:33:47 PM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20, Eze 22:26)
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To: popdonnelly

I think most of America doesnt care what they have to say. What comes out of a democratic politicians mouth is always negative and often makes no sense. There is absolutely no reason to vote for them anymore. Unless you like treason and socialism?


30 posted on 09/12/2006 7:34:11 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: liberty or death
Unless you like treason and socialism?

And "Hate Bush" is more important than anything else in life.

31 posted on 09/12/2006 7:49:13 PM PDT by Piscator (If it ain't broke, it ain't mine.)
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To: liberty or death

President Bush gave a excellent speech last night, in fact, in my opinion, probably one of his best. The democrats are just crybabies.


32 posted on 09/12/2006 7:56:52 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: BenLurkin

As referred in a previous thread today, the Democrats probably criticized President Lincoln in the same way, after the Gettysburg Address.


33 posted on 09/12/2006 7:58:32 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Hey SENATOR REID, it's PRESIDENT BUSH, not "Mr. Bush". I know HE'S earned that title

You want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.


34 posted on 09/12/2006 8:09:13 PM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Whining cry babies.

House Democratic Minority Leader Pelosi and Senate Democratic Minority Leader Reid need to go stuff it.

Don't you just love their new self-appointed titles?

35 posted on 09/12/2006 8:09:45 PM PDT by upchuck (Q:Why does President Bush support amnesty for illegal aliens? A:Read this: http://tinyurl.com/nyvno)
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To: Aussie Dasher; potlatch; devolve; bitt; PhilDragoo

I was surprised last night to hear George Stephanopolous tell Charlie Gibson that the President's speech had not been political. This morning, he'd gotten the memo, and the talking points, and did a 180. I expect a dhimwit like Harry Reid to pick up the microphone and utter some mindless chant. It's much more disturbing to me that every media outlet looked at the true news of the day and ignored it in favor of playing along with Harry's lie.


36 posted on 09/12/2006 8:14:06 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: CFC__VRWC

Imagine if the press wasn't as Corrupt as their Party! The Rats would be lucky to get 20%.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


37 posted on 09/12/2006 8:14:22 PM PDT by bray (Koffi 4 Food has Failed.......Again)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Didn't know the truth depended on "viewpoint".


38 posted on 09/12/2006 8:15:22 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Aussie Dasher
They accuse *their* president of trying to bolster war policy, huh? What exactly do they think the job commander in chief entails in the matter of wars? Selling the country as rapidly as possible to anyone who will take it?

Yes deluded Dems, President Bush is *your* president. You don't have any other. And the war is *national* policy. And being against it isn't partisanship, it's treason. Being in favor of it isn't a crime, it's a duty.

39 posted on 09/12/2006 8:19:28 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hey Harry and Nancy, you need to put some ice on that..


40 posted on 09/12/2006 8:20:55 PM PDT by WoodstockCat (General Honore: "The storm gets a vote... We're not stuck on stupid.")
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To: JasonC
I swear if I hear Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer or Pelosi say one more time that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, I'm gonna fly to Washington to slap them silly.

One of these idiot "journalists" on the 24-hour news channels needs to start asking the right questions of these idiot Democrats. Like, "do you think Iran is a threat to the US?"  and "Is North Korea a threat?"... I'm sure they will respond with a yes.  And the very next question should be.... "So therefore, are you saying they were involved in 9/11?"

President Bush laid out 8 or 9 very specific reasons in a speech to the United Nations about why Hussein was a threat and needed to be removed, and in a 15-0 vote the security council agreed with him.  Not once did he suggest that Iraq was involved with 9/11.


41 posted on 09/12/2006 8:23:16 PM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: WoodstockCat

This is what happens when one party is Un-American. If you are for America you are playing politics.


42 posted on 09/12/2006 8:35:27 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW
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To: Aussie Dasher
TOP Democrats have accused US President George W. Bush of exploiting the September 11 anniversary to boost his faltering Iraq war policy...doubtless the 'rats would have really been upset with FDR's relentless "fireside chats" to keep the nation apprised of how we were doing and bucked up during WWII - nah, just kidding......
43 posted on 09/12/2006 8:52:46 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Aussie Dasher

Next year: State Of The Democrats Address.


44 posted on 09/12/2006 8:54:03 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: HawaiianGecko

No need for slapping: they're silly enough!


45 posted on 09/12/2006 8:55:29 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

That speech must've scared them. It sounded too good, so they had to tell their minions what to think to the contrary.


46 posted on 09/12/2006 9:35:58 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Politicized? As opposed to, say, the Wellstone funeral?


47 posted on 09/12/2006 11:26:41 PM PDT by cvq3842
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